Everything was okay and I had planned my Miami vacations. Anyway, two weeks before, my host mother’s attitude started to change.
She wanted me to clean the guinea pig cage and take out the trash (even If it wasn’t my job to do all these things I accepted since I wanted to contribute to my host family life).
Then She came a couple of time in my bedroom late at night
I was surprised because I didn’t know she was taking pills. By the way, during that period she was going through a weird situation with her husband. They weren’t divorced, but they weren’t living together. They were trying to figure out what to do. She felt bad about it so consequently she took everything out on me.
When the bad words started to come out of her mouth and she accused me all over again to steal her pills, I immediately called the agency and left a voicemail where They could hear everything. And then I called my sister.
I also called a cab, because the crazy bitch was screaming and I had only 15 minutes to leave.
Fortunately 2 days before I sent a box with clothes to my family in Miami so I had only a few things to pack. I was almost done.
I went to the bathroom, I was on the phone with my sister. My host mother followed me and ordered me to tell the truth about the pills.
“I’m leaving your house, that’s what you wanted, so just leave me alone” I told her.
She laughed, then yelled ” I won’t let you go until you accept you stole those pills.”
” Hell no, I didn’t do anything,” I answer and suddenly she grabbed my arm and pushed me into the bathroom to lock the door with her inside. I started to cry, I was scared, and then the lady from the cab called me, letting me know that the cab was outside.
She heard everything on the phone, and started asking me if I was okay, I told her to call the police because my host mother was holding me against my will and I didn’t know what she was capable of.
She was trying to get into my bedroom, but fortunately, 2 of the officers were with me.
She then told them she wanted to press charges against me for stealing pills, they looked into my luggage. Obviously didn’t find anything….
Of course the agency said they would help, but guess what? It was a complete lie, they didn’t help me with anything. Just for the cab actually, but it didn’t matter, I was and I missed my flight, so I stayed for 24 hours in the airport…
What a shitty week! But at least I stand for me and my rights. And I’m proud of it.
Founder of “Au Pairs Chronicles” and author of the novel “#AUPAIRCHRONICLES”, my main goal is to help and motivate people, including au pairs to live their dream. My favorite quote is ” Be somebody nobody thought you could be.”